quote, "queer" as its own label and not an umbrella
"What Queerness Means To Me", by Asher - http://www.tranarchism.com/2011/07/07/what-queerness-means-to-me/
But my own angsty odyssey of identity isn’t really what I want to talk about. I want to talk about the word queer and the world of possibility it represents to me. Queer is a term which for me recaptures the unconstrained innocence of childhood, when best friends could all get married together and we could all be fairy princesses one day and firefighters the next.
Isn’t it weird that we’re all supposed to feel one way about friends, another about family, and another about lovers? Isn’t it strange that family is only determined by biology or sanctified by marriage and sealed with reproduction? Isn’t it odd that romance is supposed to be doomed without sex, and sex is considered pointless without romance? Isn’t it strange that we’re only supposed to feel one way about one person until death do us part?
Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. It’s about a willingness to see all other taboos broken down. [...]
A Sunday selfie with a shirt I found thrifting with @cfj last Friday. Not visible in the picture is the belt I found with an embossed paisley design.
cw: selfie, no eye contact
Selfies, no ec
Finds from thrifting today with @nat include a nice understated cardigan, and this sparkly gem that I am absolutely obsessed with!
migra (, chinga la)
"…the year that those
who swim the border's undertow
and shiver in boxcars
are greeted with trumpets and drums
at the first railroad crossing
on the other side…"
"…If the abolition of slave-manacles
began as a vision of hands without manacles,then this is the year;
if the shutdown of extermination camps
began as imagination of a land
without barbed wire or the crematorum,
then this is the year…"
Will you imagine the angels of bread with me? (from https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/power-of-one/2266 )
migra (, chinga la)
So I'm re-reading https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/power-of-one/2266 to remind myself of what we're really aiming for. Not a few grains of sand in the deportation machine's gears, but
that shawled refugees deport judges
who stare at the floor
and their swollen feet
as files are stamped
with their destination..."
"...the year that darkskinned men
lynched a century ago
return to sip coffee quietly
with the apologizing descendants
of their executioners...."
It is my fondest wish that everybody who has a stick up their ass about using they/them to refer to a single person because *~it's not grammatically correct~* realizes they're wrong, and that that's how they realize all the other prescriptivist grammar bullshit they think is real is also just classist gatekeepy garbage based on nothing
not subtooting, just something on my mind
Can we stop acting like adults who live with their parents are failures? Like there's any number of reasons why someone would, such as disability, financial difficulties, and cultural differences. The glorification of independence and self-sufficiency is just capitalist bullshit.
Ok, gotta try to tell this right. I've been friends with @cfj since we were younglings. We kinda fell out of touch with college and travelling and just life happening, but reconnected recently and found we still had a lot in common. Earlier today I came out to them, and as it turns out, they're queer too!!! Now they're my first IRL friend on mastadon! 😁
Hey folks, trying out the non-hellsite world thanks to @nat!
I'll probably be posting about music and socialism and queer stuff, and maybe terrible mobile gacha games
Composition/Ethnomusicology, Queer/Agender, Commie, Big Disaster Energy
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)